Monday, July 20, 2009

This Day Was Bananas...

B. A. N. A. N. A. S.

This day was bananas. B. A. N. A. N. A. S.

Name that tv show.

Actually, the day wasn't too bad, but we were disappointed in that we didn't get to sign the documents for the sale of the house. Hopefully it will happen tomorrow or Wednesday. Other than that it was a very nice, relaxing day. Both Nathan and I got naps, which I think were very well deserved after four days of sick babies. The boys slept really well last night, for the first time since they started getting sick which meant that we slept pretty well.

While Nathan was taking his nap, I introduced the boys to whole banana for the first time. They didn't do much eating, which wasn't surprising as they had just finished quite a bit of cereal. Asher did feed himself a couple of bites and they both managed to get banana all over themselves. Observe. Asher is in the top photo and Levi is in the bottom photo.

Too much fun.

Later this evening, we both wanted to get out of the house and remembered that there is a Coldstone here in Mac...mmm, Coldstone. While we were there, the boys had their first sorbet. Strawberry banana mango, to be exact. They loved it! Granted, they were on a little bit of a sugar high afterwards, but it was a great way to beat the heat for a while.

Every day, the boys grow bigger, more intelligent, and more amazing. I can't believe that they're going to be 10 months old tomorrow...seriously, it's been ten months since they were born?! Pretty amazing. I have to keep reminding myself that they are actually only 8 months old, because they look like anything but preemies. I sometimes forget how lucky we are that they were born healthy and have no complications, because it would have ended very differently.

Speaking of which, please be praying for our friends Ashley and Brian. They live in Kodiak, AK (not exactly a booming metropolis) and Ashley is about 24 weeks pregnant with identical twin boys. Ashley emailed me not long after they found out they were having twins to ask for advice, pointers, etc. As a result of our experience, I strongly encouraged her to see a perinatalogist. After seeing a specialist, they found out that the boys have twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, where one twin takes nutrients from the other. So far, it isn't severe enough to warrant surgery, and they're keeping a close eye on it, but they definitely need as many prayers as they can get. They only have another month to go before the babies will have good odds of surviving out of the womb.

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